Serving All of Tulare County
A couple of years ago we may have said that Tulare County was one of the best areas to live in California if you wanted to get the small-town experience connected to nature within the Sunshine state. The thing is, over the last few years plenty of folks bought into the idea, and calling the area a “small town” isn’t necessarily all that accurate. Although, when you compare the population of around 400 thousand and change that call Tulare County home to what you’ll find in other parts of the state, there’s an argument to be made that the “small town” label still kind of fits.
What hasn’t changed over the years is that connection with nature. The county is virtually right in between two state parks that feature large numbers of the world-famous sequoia trees. Having that ability to leave the main urban area for a weekend in the woods in a matter of minutes is something that certainly used to be very California. Nowadays though, leaving urban areas anywhere in the state in a matter of minutes can certainly be more of a challenge. Even if you have the woods seemingly right next door.
As people continue to want to explore this area as a potential new hometown property owners who are looking to maybe go back to a real small-town experience may want to rent out their homes in Tulare County. The key to any good rental income is to make sure that it doesn’t take up more of your time than it’s worth. Not everyone is leaving their homes with the aspiration of becoming a full-time landlord. When you really don’t have the will to get into that, but you certainly want to collect the rent, a good property management firm is the way to go. We’ll deal with the messy part of being a landlord so you can collect a hassle-free check.
We know how to market your property.
Finding excellent tenants starts with making sure your property is visible and attractive. We install professional signage, create quality listings, describing your property thoroughly, and take beautiful photographs that showcase your properties highlights. We then list your property on all of the highly trafficked rental websites, including utopiamanagement.com. Our dominant position in the marketing place and years managing rental properties has allowed us to develop a sizable referral database. This positive reputation for being fair and responsive means many potential renters check with us first to find their rental home. We are able to consistently rent properties priced at current rates to qualified tenants. Our responsive property managers complete the marketing optimization by being available and knowledgeable, with phones and emails always answered swiftly.
- Advertising on most popular rental websites
- Quality listings including photos and video
- Showings 7 days a week by appointment
- Utopia referral base increases visibility beyond competition
Apartment Management Services
Owning an apartment complex brings a unique set of challenges. Utopia has spent years developing skills and systems to make your investment as profitable as possible. We manage apartment communities of all sizes, providing quality management services to suit the diverse needs of each apartment community. We provide comprehensive rental management, including scheduled property maintenance and rent-ready repairs, online rent collection, marketing and attracting quality tenants, lease execution, rent setting, and tenant retention programs. Our responsive managers help tenants feel welcomed and appreciated. Our experience leads to decreased vacancy rates and increased ROI. And our expertise and professionalism translates to profitable and headache-free investments for our clients. For an affordable quote and to discuss your needs, contact Utopia today.
- Online rent collection and direct deposit
- Extensive experience across a wide spectrum of multi-family properties
- High visibility marketing and promotion of your property
- Tenant retention strategies
- Responsive communication with calls and emails answered swiftly
- 24-7 emergency response
- Full monthly accounting and financial tracking via online portal
Commercial Property Management
When it comes to commercial property investments, Utopia’s property managers are professional and think like entrepreneurs. Investors have trusted Utopia for years for all types of commercial property: medical buildings, industrial and office complexes, mixed use, and retail storefronts. We offer extremely competitive management fees, customized to the size and complexity of your property and portfolio.
- Comprehensive Management Services: building maintenance, marketing to target audience, lease administration, inspections, evictions and collections
- Monthly Financial Accounting Statements
- Tenant Retention Programs
- Vendor Management
- Contract Administration
- REO Management and Disposition
- CAM & Operating Expense Reconciliation
- Customized Asset Management Strategies
Homes & Condos
Utopia represents a large network of single family homes of all sizes and values. Our residential professional management services both attract and keep tenants happy while keeping owners expenses and vacancy rates down. Our goal is to free you from the day-to-day management tasks, from showing properties to collecting rent in our online portal, while maximizing your ROI.
With 25 years experience, you can rest assured your property is in good hands. Our years in the industry mean we’ve seen it all, and developed smart systems to screen tenants, manage expenses, communicate with tenants, and maintain properties efficiently. We understand local law and legal aspects of rental management so we shield our owners from unnecessary liabilities.
For residential properties, we offer a competitive management fee, which is one of the lowest in the industry. Unlike some competitors, we do not add on hidden charges or leasing or set-up fees.
Thorough Tenant Screening
Placing the right tenant is the single most important step in rental management. Our applicant screening includes income, rental history, employment, and eviction search to evaluate for potential delinquency issues. We verify identification, social security cards and pay stubs, along with contacting prior landlords for recommendations, keeping the delinquency rate to a minimum. Our thorough screening process for potential tenants has consistently kept our eviction rate at less than one percent.
Utopia also provides our owners with the optional “Utopia® Eviction Protection Program” for further peace of mind. As a management company, we have many procedures in place to assist in the elimination of potential liabilities.
- Exceptional property protection options for owners.
- Preparation, delivery, and execution of legal documentation for evictions.
- Optional “Utopia Eviction Protection Program” for additional peace of mind.
Quality Maintenance & Repairs
Maintaining your rental property, as well as being available to deal with emergency repairs, can be a source of frustration for landlords. At Utopia, we have a staff of in-house technicians available for most work, under general contractors license (#792427), meaning we can complete work as quickly as possible and pass the savings on to our clients. When necessary, we also have a network of trusted vendors for specialized work, some of which we have been using for over fifteen years. This relationship translates to purchasing power to help Utopia’s clients get a better than market price.
- Maintenance & Rent Ready Repairs
- Technicians on Staff or Preferred Vendors
- 24 Hour Emergency Maintenance
- Move-in and Move-out Inspections
- Licensed and Insured Vendors
All Financials Tracked & Reported
Managing both expenses and income is all handled by our accounting department with use of your owner web portal. Tenants appreciate the ability to pay rent online, which also decreases delinquency. All expenses and receipts are tracked online and available to you at any time. A monthly statement includes all financial activity and copies of the bills we paid on your behalf. Your December statement has all of your annual figures for tax purposes. If you ever have questions regarding your statement, you can contact one of our helpful accounting staff members.
- Custom Web Portal
- Accounting staff make financial management easy
- Rent and security deposit collection online
- Bills and year end figures available any time
Frequently Asked Questions
Where is Tulare County located?
Tulare County is located in the central region of California, specifically in the San Joaquin Valley. The county shares borders with Kern County to the west, Fresno County to the north, Kings County to the northwest, and Inyo County to the east.
What is the weather like in Tulare County?
Tulare County has hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters. High temperatures range from 90°F to 100°F (32°C to 38°C) in the lower elevations. The winters are relatively mild, with temperatures averaging in the range of 50°F to 60°F (10°C to 16°C) during the day and occasionally dropping to freezing temperatures at night. The county receives most of its rainfall during the winter months, and the rest of the year is typically dry.
What are some popular attractions in Tulare County?
Tulare County offers a variety of attractions that are popular among visitors. One of the most renowned is Sequoia National Park, which encompasses a vast natural area with towering sequoia trees, stunning mountain vistas, and a variety of hiking trails. Additionally, Lake Kaweah is a popular outdoor destination, where visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, and camping. Those interested in history and culture can explore the downtown area of Visalia, the county's seat, which boasts historic buildings, shops, and eateries. Other noteworthy attractions in the area include the Tulare County Museum, Mooney Grove Park, and Tule River Indian Reservation.
Is it good to invest in real estate in Tulare County?
Tulare County's economy is largely driven by agriculture, which has historically been a stable and profitable industry. Additionally, the county's location near several national parks and other attractions could make it an attractive destination for tourists, which could potentially benefit the real estate market.